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  1. Updates for Friday 6 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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Live updates for Nottinghamshire have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Weather: Warm night expected

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

Staying dry with some clear spells and light winds tonight.

There will be some mist and low cloud drifting later into the night but it will be a warm night with lows of 8C (46F).    


Tomorrow will be a murky start for some with some low cloud and mist but this will lift through the day and there will be a few isolated heavy, thundery downpours developing too.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your final headlines for today:

  • Labour's Paddy Tipping has been re-elected as the police and crime commissioner (PCC) for Nottinghamshire
  • Two more men are charged with the murder of a man who was found dead at his house in Carlton
  • Nottingham Forest are to have their transfer embargo lifted for this summer

Pair charged with murdering Carlton man

Two more people have been charged with the murder of Tony Fisher, who died at his home in Carlton in January.

Jaydon Barton and Nathan Barton, both 22, will appear before magistrates tomorrow.

Tony Fisher

Marcus Barton, 41, was charged with Mr Fisher’s murder in January and remains in custody.  

Nottinghamshire opts for Tipping

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

The re-elected Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping speaking after his win was announced.

"It has been a privilege to be police and crime commissioner for the past three and a half years, and even more of a privilege to be offered another four years."

Paddy Tipping

He told me he was "excited" but faced some "big budget challenges" over the next four years.

He said he would be looking forward to a weekend off before they made some big announcements on Monday.

Nottingham cellist in musician final

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Good luck to 16-year-old Sheku Kanneh-Mason from Nottingham who has made it into the strings final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year.

He's not feeling too nervous about it though...

The winner will be announced on BBC Four tonight.

Ceremony to mark anniversary of air raid

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

The sound of an air raid siren might unnerve some people on Sunday afternoon but there’s no cause for alarm.

It will be used to begin a minute’s silence marking the 75th anniversary of a World War Two air raid in which 200 people were killed.

Nottingham air raids
Nottinghamshire Fire Authority

Among them were 12 firefighters, or civil defence personnel, who gave their lives to bring fires under control across Nottingham, Sneinton, Carlton, Colwick and West Bridgford.  

Cooper: 'No discussions' about contract

BBC Nottingham Sport

We're with Notts boss Mark Cooper who says a good result tomorrow wouldn't necessarily see him get a new contract.

He said: "No discussions have taken place because I've not hit my points target."

Mark Cooper

Talking about the links that have been made to Forest Green Rovers he said he was under contract until tomorrow with Notts.

 "You have to cover all bases. If I don't hit the target and get offered nothing here, I'm out of work," he said.  

Native bluebells 'need protecting'

Andy Whittaker

Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

I met Erin McDaid from Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust at Bunny Old Wood.

"They are a traditional woodland species and that's why we have to protect them," he said.

Erin McDaid

He said there was a worry the Spanish bluebells was integrating into woodland and taking over from the native species.

There will be an open day at Bunny on Sunday if you want to go and see the bluebells for yourself.

Forest embargo lift 'good news' - Fawaz

BBC Sport

Forest chairman and owner, Fawaz Al Hasawi, said it was "good news" the embargo on the club will be lifted.

The Reds were stopped from paying transfer fees in December 2014 for breaching Financial Fair Play rules for the 2013-14 season.

Fawaz Al Hasawi

BreakingPaddy Tipping is re-elected as PCC

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

Labour's Paddy Tipping has been re-elected as Nottinghamshire's police and crime commissioner (PCC).

Hucknall road remains closed

Bluebells could be a Spanish invader

Andy Whittaker

Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

If you have bluebells in your garden, they're likely to be in full bloom at the moment, but what you might not know, is that they may well be a foreign invader!

Spanish bluebells are becoming more and more common now and some are spreading to Nottinghamshire's woodland too.


I've been along to Bunny Old Wood, just off the A60, which is one location renowned for its native bluebell display.

Rumours of low votes for Zadrozny

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

View more on twitter

For those who don't know what that means ...a candidate pays a deposit to stand in an election which is repaid if they get a specified percentage of votes. 

For the PCC election the deposit was £5,000.

House fire in Hucknall

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue have been tackling a house fire in Watnall Road, Hucknall this afternoon.

They tweeted that the fire was now out but it had started in the roof and solar panels on the house.

Forest embargo to be lifted

BBC Nottingham Sport

The news all Forest fans have been waiting for...

Owner Fawaz Al Hasawi says the Football League has confirmed the club's transfer embargo will be lifted this summer.

UKIP candidate dresses for the occasion

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

The UKIP candidate for Nottinghamshire PCC, Francois Loi has gone the extra mile today in this fetching purple number:  

Francois Loi UKIP

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Your views: 'Airport robbing everyone'


You've been talking about the airport parking charges on our Facebook page.

Ian Lindsay was hit last week. He wrote: Arrived Nottingham last Friday cost a £1 to be collected ... then left on Monday and cost £2 to be dropped off .. least Robin Hood robbed the rich and gave to the poor .. East Mids Airport are robbin everyone .. to line their own pockets  

Airport 'improving' car parks

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The airport says it is spending £2m on its car parks, which includes increasing the number of one-hour free pick-up parking spaces.

They said they were also making buses to the airport more frequent.

East Midlands Airport

Second round in PCC election

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

It's not enough, we're going to a second round in the Notts PCC election. Paddy Tipping on about 48% of first preferences.

First PCC results in

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Labour activists frantically trying to work out how close Paddy Tipping is to 50% of the vote based on the the first few district announcements.

He has won Ashfield, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield and Newark & Sherwood. Conservative candidate Tony Harper has taken Rushcliffe.

Tennis Centre taken over by election count

Parents say only select few are behaving badly

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

One parent at Hillocks Primary School told BBC Radio Nottingham: "This is a brilliant school, the teachers are brilliant, the families are brilliant, brilliant everything.

"It's just a select few who think they can do what they want."

Hillocks Primary School in Nottinghamshire

Drivers use garage to avoid airport drop-off charge

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A BP garage on the site of East Midlands Airport is being used by people to drop off and pick up airport passengers to avoid paying the car park charges.

Operator of the garage, HSK, says it is becoming a problem with all motorists and taxi drivers using their forecourt and they're working with the airport to resolve it.

Taxi firms to pass on airport price rise to customers

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

It now costs you £2 to park at East Midlands Airport's rapid drop-off car park for 10 minutes.

After that, it will cost you £1 for every extra minute you stay.

East Midlands Airport

Some taxi firms are unhappy about the increase and Karen Simpson from Premier Cars, which specialises in airport transfers, says they will have to pass on the extra costs onto their customers.

Your views: People spend money on hols but not on parking

I'm 62 and I am stunned at what people will do - as in they'll spend all this money on lovely holidays and meals and wine but when it comes to paying a £2 charge they're willing to drag their luggage 20 mins from a petrol station!!

Jimmy, Sherwood

Tony Bates feeling more confident

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

I'm at the Nottingham Tennis Centre where the counting has started for the next Nottinghamshire PCC.

Independent candidate Tony Bates has told me that although he didn't think he could win at the start, he does now...

Nottingham Tennis Centre

Airport drop-off charges go up

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

It's going to cost you more to drop off your friends and family at the airport now.

From the start of this month, the price of using East Midlands Airport's rapid drop-off area went up from £1 to £2.

We'll bring you some reaction from passengers and people dropping them off.

Body found in search for missing man

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Sad news...

Police say they have found a body in the search of missing Ollerton man Stan Shanks.

The body was discovered in woods in Ollerton this morning.

Stan Shanks
Family photo

Text warning for parents

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

This is the text that has been sent to parents and carers with children at Hillocks Primary School.

School text

Woman spends 50 hours in a box

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A woman is spending 50 hours locked inside a glass box at Tesco in Beeston to help raise awareness of autism. 

Lisa Males went into the box at midday yesterday and apart from short comfort breaks, she'll be in there until Saturday afternoon.

Supermarket box

Lisa is raising money for the charity Caudwell Children which help those "locked" inside autism.    

Warning to parents smelling of booze and cannabis

Mansfield Chad

The story of parents being warned about collecting their children under the influence was first reported by the Mansfield Chad

Total turnout for PCC elections

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A total of 173,918 votes were cast in the PCC elections in Nottinghamshire yesterday.

Here's a breakdown of the turnout figures:

  • Mansfield - 18.02%
  • Nottingham - 20.93%
  • Bassetlaw - 19.32%
  • Ashfield - 21.48%
  • Gedling - 22.76%
  • Broxtowe - 23.76%
  • Rushcliffe - 27.47%
  • Newark & Sherwood - 21.57%

Schools has 'positive response' to text

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The headteacher at Hillocks Primary School in Sutton-in-Ashfield said the problem was "isolated" and they sent out the text because they wanted their children and other parents to "feel safe" on site.

Louise Regan said: "We are not sitting in judgement, and I'm sure a lot of people will have a drink at lunchtime, but we are raising concerns raised by our school community and we think it is very important we share information so that they know what's happening."

Generic playground

She said they had received a positive response from parents and she hoped others would listen and support them.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • The turnout for the PCC elections in Nottinghamshire was 21.8% - up by 5.1% from last time
  • A primary school in Sutton-in-Ashfield has warned parents not to collect their children at the end of the day smelling of booze and cannabis
  • Swimmer Ollie Hynde has won his third European gold at the championships in Madeira

Turnout up for PCC elections

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

We've just been told the overall turnout for the Nottinghamshire PCC election was 21.8%

That's up from four years ago when the turnout was 16.7%